“I fasted for weeks, and it neither brought her back, nor caused her to leave my memory.”
“It was after midnight, and laid out in front of me, was a scattering of pills. And if not for the three miracles, asleep, down the hall, I would take every one of them, and wake up somewhere else, anywhere else.”
“It has been years since I spoke with my brother. And we fought over the simplest stupid thing I could ever imagine.”
“The last thing we had in common, left for college two weeks ago.”
My answer to each of these individuals?
“It’ll be okay.”
Not the answer they were expecting from me.
A scripture verse?
A book to help them to get through this?
I repeated it.
“If you do not give up, I promise you, in the name of the God I serve, it’ll be okay.”
Then I wrote something down on a scrap piece of paper, folded it, and asked them to keep it nearby, just in case, they found themselves, in a dark moment.
A song came into my life earlier this year, from a CD given to me by a friend.
One of the songs, by artist Heather Tag, is called Morning’s Light.
I have included it here.
You may know someone that is going through an extremely difficult period in their life.
They may sit beside you in the church choir.
They may be the most cheerful person in the office.
They also may be absolutely crumbling inside.
No magic words will be required.
Just tell them, “It’ll be okay.”
Oh, by the way, what I wrote on the scrap piece of paper…
…”and let us not get tired of doing what is right, for after a while we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t get discouraged and give up.” Galatians 6:9 (TLB)
Here’s the song.